I'm not sure whether to pay for a riverview room - Is noise a factor for either riverview or non riverview rooms at the Westin Excelsior? Thank you!
What is the difference in price?
the area is not very noisy, as it is just passage and houses. the prices will differ but I would defiitly take a riverview, as the riverview lookes over the arno....and if lucky you see the pontevecchio. for sure you can see it fromt he Grand hotel, same management on other sid eof the square.
I am not sure of the price difference. Right now I am holding just a regular room and a premium deluxe room (to use as a triple). Since we need 2 rooms the view can get costly. I keep reading of people who get "upgrades" and I wonder if this is a possibility. I don't even know how that is done, do you? Also, I don't think we will be in the room all that much. I'm not using a travel agent, but I'm beginning to see why people do! thanks!!!
I've had a riverview room at the Excelsior twice, with tall french doors opening onto balconies. Noise was not a factor at all.
As for whether to pay for it - that depends on your budget and how much you care about having that view. The view is very nice - you can see the Ponte Di Vecchio down the river. To tell the difference in price, go to starwood website.
The riverview is very nice indeed, but I'm not sure the price difference justifies it. To get an upgrade you have to have a loyalty card, or stumble upon a very nice concierge, and for the hotel to have available river view rooms - all of which sound like a bit of a fluke, so I wouldn't bank on it.
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